Rancho Charnvee Country Club

Rancho Charnvee Country Club
Location: Near Pak Chong Junction off the Friendship HighwayEstablished: 2010Holes: 18Designer: Bob McFarland
Rancho Charnvee Country

Rancho Charnvee is an 18-hole layout in the Khao Yai National Park area. The rather flat Bob McFarland resort course is fun to play and caters to golfers of all abilities and as with other Khao Yai golf courses, views from the course are often stunning.

The golf course has more room off the tees and larger more receptive greens than other Khao Yai golf courses. The front nine plays around a country farm house. The back nine stretches around a flat piece of land with a nice backdrop of hills and mountains. Although the course may be a little more open in its tightness, the presence of excellent bunkering throughout ensures that course management cannot afford to be too relaxed. Rancho Charnvee is long and challenging off any of the three tee boxes with many water carries and out-of-bounds.

The first hole requires a solid drive over a large lake and is not for the easily intimidated. It plays uphill and fairway narrows to smallish green. The very long par-3 4th hole is another of several holes that will challenge even the most accomplished scratch golfers.

The clubhouse sits in front of a small lake. There is no driving range but the changing rooms and kiosks are first rate and the restaurant serves good food. This combined with well-trained staff and well-maintained course conditions will insure that golfers in Khao Yai will enjoy playing at Rancho Charnvee.
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